Distribution Team Lead

Posted 28 Mar 2024

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 273422


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This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role

 The Distribution Team Lead at the Barton site leads by example in performing core warehouse/distribution job elements by meeting or exceeding performance expectations, following health and safety guidelines, job accuracy, and following company and regulatory requirements. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast – paced environment.  Job duties include:

  • Shift hours:  Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:30pm
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of department operating systems
  • Flexibility with work hours – work both department shifts (1st and 2nd)
  • Maintains orders, work areas and stock locations in a safe, clean, and organized manner
  • Reports unsafe or potentially unsafe hazards to any member of management and assists in the solutions of issues
  • Engages in problem solving and performance management within the department
  • Assists Supervisor(s) and works in a lead technical capacity to maintain workflow in department – ability to allocate resources appropriately
  • Provides training and operational support to the department
  • Maintains high-quality work environment by sharing knowledge and experiences so team members are motivated to perform at their highest level
  • Keeps management team informed of potential and/or existing concerns
  • Participates in and supports the development and implementation of process improvement projects and leads test cycles to challenge current practices, improve system efficiency, enhance customer service, and maintain compliance
  • Use technical knowledge of MilliporeSigma products and acquired knowledge of state and federal regulations and MilliporeSigma business practices to respond to inquiries and determine if orders can be packaged/shipped safely and compliantly
  • Effectively uses reports and checks priorities to plan and coordinate orders to maintain high service levels
  • Troubleshoot problems within the department – including root cause analysis and development of solutions to avoid future occurrences
  • Assist with testing changes in systemic programs and operational processes
  • File all documentation as required in designated area(s)
  • Analyze and maintain data within all applicable systems
  • Identify and correct discrepancies between applicable systems
  • Ability to run the nightly close procedures for the department
  • Perform quality checks or audits to ensure procedures are being followed correctly
  • Exemplary attendance and adherence to schedule
  • Maintains and coordinates the Dispatch Desk
  • Apply and accepted to Spill Team
  • Apply and accepted to DEA vault access
  • Apply and accepted to Emergency Response Team (ERT)


Physical attributes:

  • Working in temperatures as low as -17°C
  • Wear OSHA approved safety glasses, steel-toed boots, and gloves
  • Lift heavy objects weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Frequently walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and climbing ladders, on and off equipment
  • Scoop ice up to 20 pounds
  • Move pallets and ice tubs up to 1500 pounds with manual or electric pallet jack

Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 + years of SAP experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Operational experience in a Distribution Center or Chemical Manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of hazardous storage and shipping regulations
  • Ability to operate a PC and working knowledge of word processing and Excel


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!


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